BUSINESS & MARKETING
A Decade on the App Store: From Day One Through Today
Happy 10th Birthday App Store. Things have come a long way in a decade.
A Decade on the App Store: From Day One Through Today by Alex Guyot
Application Insights With AppCenter Continuous Export
Arguably strong analytics is one of the most powerful and useful things you can put into your apps. AppCenter and Application Insights working together can give you amazing data. In this post, Mayur covers the continues export feature to join your AppCenter analytics with Application Insights.
Export To Application Insights With AppCenter Continuous Export by Mayur Tendulkar
Android Emulator - AMD Processor & Hyper-V Support
Hyper-V Support has arrived for Android Emulators! Microsoft and Google working together to achieve great things. If you ever found yourself not being able to run HAXM emulators because you need Hyper-V for other things, this will be awesome. Essentially this allows you to use the Google Provider images and run them on Hyper-V.
Android Emulator - AMD Processor & Hyper-V Support by Jamal Eason
A great list of public JSON APIs
I saw this list of fun public API's floating around on twitter somewhere. Lots of fun, interesting and sometimes useful public JSON APIs
Programmatically connecting your Xamarin.iOS app to a wifi network.
René Ruppert answers the question: "How can I let my app scan for available wifi networks and how can it join one of them?".
Programmatically connecting your Xamarin.iOS app to a wifi network using NEHotspotConfigurationManager by René Ruppert
iOS Support Matrix
A handy chart which shows the iOS Support Matrix across various devices.
Xamarin.Forms - Icons in Navigation Toolbar
A somewhat common scenario for mobile apps is to place an icon in the center of the Navigation Toolbar. While I am not sure if this is really best practice in 2018 there still seems to be a lot of demand to do this.
Xamarin.Forms - Icons in Navigation Toolbar by James Montemagno
Mocking your app in Xamarin Forms
When we start developing a new application there’s the possibility that you don’t have the API ready yet. But you want to start doing the UI, so you want to code your app in a way that when API is available the integration will be easier to do and won’t affect the code done so far. In this article, Charlin Agramonte shows you one approach to abstracting your code to simplify api integration when it becomes available.
Mocking your app in Xamarin Forms by Charlin Agramonte
Localising your Xamarin.Forms App
Sabastian Jensen shows you how you can create Markup Extension and do localisation of your Xamarin.Forms Apps... Localisation is important because people really do prefer to use applications in their native language.
Power Up Xamarin.Forms with FontAwesome 5
Using Icon Fonts (like FontAwesome) is a great way of providing scalable images to your app without having to include lots of different density images. Vectors For The Win! In this post, Paul Ballard shows you how easy it is to add Font Awesome 5 to your application.
Xamarin.Forms: Drop Shadows on Android Navigation Toolbar
James Montemagno is bothered by his Xamarin.Forms apps because the toolbar area looks flat... But there is a super easy fix for this.
Xamarin.Forms: Drop Shadows on Android Navigation Toolbar by James Montemagno
Get A Device Owner’s Current User Name
Can you get a users name on Android and UWP? Apparently so. Damien Doumer shows you how.
How To Get A Device Owner’s Current User Name With Xamarin Forms by Doumer
Xamarin.Forms + FreshMVVM for enterprise applications
FreshMVVM is a great MVVM library for Xamarin.Forms applications. Pietro walks through building an application that using FreshMVVM and SQLite.NET.
Xamarin.Forms + FreshMVVM for enterprise applications · Pietro F. Maggi by Pietro F. Maggi
Exploring a Chat UI in Xamarin Forms (Part. 2)
Rendy continues looking at a Xamarin.Forms Chat UI. Specifically how to have an entry expand based on text and scrolling to see the last message in a list.
UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms
Gerald Versluis has an upcoming platform specific addition to Xamarin.Forms that will allow you to set the modal presentation to UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet for iOS, causing the modal to be opened as a popup on iPad.
UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms by Gerald
Implement Pinch to Zoom style images in your Xamarin.Forms apps.
Fancy bottom navigation bar in Xamarin Forms
Are you looking for an easy way to create a bottom tab bar on Android? Do you also want to create an animation in your bottom tab bar? Look no further.
How to create bottom navigation bar in Xamarin Forms by Devlin
Xamarin Forms, the MVVMLight Toolkit and I: Command Chaining
Sometimes, we want to invoke a method that is available via code for a control. Due to the abstraction of our MVVM application, the ViewModel has no access to all those methods that are available if we would access the control via code. There are several approaches to solve this problem.
Xamarin Forms, the MVVMLight Toolkit and I: Command Chaining
Azure SignalR and Xamarin
In this article, Jeeva Subburaj shows how to send and receive data using the Azure SignalR Service across a .net core web app, Xamarin based android app and a .Net Framework windows form app. This is really powerful stuff.
Magic Paste - Universal Paste Data to Web App, Android and Windows Forms using Azure SignalR Service, .Net Core and Xamarin by Jeeva Subburaj
NUGET OF THE WEEK
Here is a neat library. This plugin provides swipeable CardsViews in a Xamarin.Forms applications.
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Merge Conflict - 105: Marzipanifying Apps
What a time to be alive... The time will soon be upon us that we can start shoving all of our UIKit based applications on to macOS! What a glorious day that will be once Apple opens up those APIs to developers... or perhaps that day is today with a few hacks! We discuss everything we love about Marzipan and the potential that it has on our applications, frameworks, and the industry.
Beautiful Controls for Xamarin.Forms with Syncfusion
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Aaron Melamed, Product Solutions Specialist at Syncfusion. Aaron walks us how Essential Studio for Xamarin enabled developers to take advantage of beautiful cross-platform controls in their Xamarin apps.
Beautiful Controls for Xamarin.Forms with Syncfusion by James Montemagno